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Windows 7: Can't find folders


11 Jan 2011   #1

windows 7, 64 biy
 
 
Can't find folders

Hi,

Naively, I put some of our folders with documents and videos on the start menu. After doing so, we could not retrieve the folders. So I deleted them from the start menu, but now I still can't find them. Where did they go?

Thanks for helping!

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11 Jan 2011   #2

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Go to search by start button
Type some key words
For example, if its a folder with great stories about florida.
Put floriday in search
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11 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Did you try to Searching your Computer ?
Open Computer,and in the Search bar type some name...
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11 Jan 2011   #4

windows 7, 64 biy
 
 

I've already tried this and I still can't find it. Any more suggestions?
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11 Jan 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Did you look in the recycle bin?
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11 Jan 2011   #6

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OK in your first post you mention delete, you may have done just that. Look in the recycle bin. If not there try this
In help and support type back up and restore
Then follow instructions how to get your documents back
Here it is in summary
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...-from-a-backup
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11 Jan 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Naively, I put some of our folders with documents and videos on the start menu
Could you explain that some more. I really do not understand how you did that.
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11 Jan 2011   #8

windows 7, 64 biy
 
 
hi again

well, basically, I was just trying to not have so much on my desktop. So I dragged some folders over to the start menu.

When we couldn't click on them and get to the documents and videos, I deleted them from the start menu. Then I couldn't find them on the computer. They are not in the trash bin. And, they are not found when searched for.



Another problem we had...I was copying videos and pictures onto cds and dvds. After they were copied, I deleted some of the videos to the trash bin. But, then my daughters said that they wanted to use some of them still. when I restored them, some restored, but others did not....do you know why the difference?
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11 Jan 2011   #9

windows 7, 64 biy
 
 

I have no backup on this computer...
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11 Jan 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Apparently those were no shortcuts but the files themselves. If that is the case, once you deleted them they are gone - unless they ended up in the recycle bin.

I am still puzzled why you would drag them into the start menu. That is an odd place to put files.

You could try Recuva ( Download Recuva 1.39.509 - FileHippo.com ). Maybe you can retrieve them. But you have to know where they were last - probably on yourr desktop.
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